17 - 04 - 2018

Wider customer insight, better strategy

Strategy is, or it should be, focused on decisions regarding…

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01 - 02 - 2018

Achieve more with better ‘conscious’ strategy

Engaging the company’s mind in strategy Human consciousness is amazing…

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18 - 01 - 2018

Excellence in 2017

In 2017, whether it was running events to talk to…

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15 - 01 - 2018

Strategy execution event – going from good to great

Our autumn strategy breakfast (run in conjunction with Clive Owen…

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09 - 01 - 2018

A clear focus on the right things in 2018

There follows a translation of key environmental factors into ‘mega’…

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27 - 11 - 2017

What does the Strategist of the future look like?

The converging forces of digital technology, artificial intelligence, Brexit, wider…

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13 - 09 - 2017

Events that share and inspire great strategy

Spring and summer saw SPURR delivering events to groups of…

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13 - 09 - 2017

SPURR’s 1st birthday!

During the summer SPURR celebrated its 1st birthday. The last…

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31 - 07 - 2017

This summer, TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP OUT

Timothy Leary’s infamous counter-cultural phrase was made 50 years ago…

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07 - 06 - 2017

Be ‘outside-in’ to achieve great things

It’s true that great strength can come from within.  After…

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10 - 03 - 2017

Re-balance the strategy to re-balance the economy

Thoughts on the government’s Industrial Strategy and what would improve…

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01 - 02 - 2017

Industry consolidation – don’t be a spectator

It’s highly likely that whichever sector you are in (apart…

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21 - 12 - 2016

Don’t be ‘stuck in the middle’

December is an excellent time for those looking at developing…

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04 - 11 - 2016

REAL CUSTOMER INSIGHT – The recipe for great strategy

Great strategy must address the key needs of customers, then…

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03 - 10 - 2016

Strategy and entrepreneurship – Can companies get the best of both worlds?

The media image of an entrepreneur is usually a ‘lone…

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05 - 09 - 2016

Have a ‘beautiful, but useless’ strategy? Take action.

You’ve spent days, possibly weeks or even months with your…

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27 - 07 - 2016

Scale-ups – don’t be limited by the past

The business press over the last week has provided an…

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15 - 07 - 2016

The biggest mistake in strategy?

We are often told that to succeed in business you…

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08 - 07 - 2016

Talking to strategy heroes

Spent the launch day of Spurr at the CBI MSB…

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01 - 07 - 2016

Directors need cool heads and confidence

Yesterday’s IOD Director of the Year Awards for Yorkshire and…

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29 - 06 - 2016

What is corporate strategy anyway?

Read ten blogs and you'll probably get ten different answers! …

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23 - 05 - 2016

Clarifying business strategy

Again a question with a variety of confusing responses, not…

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22 - 05 - 2016

What is marketing strategy?

Easily the most misunderstood and misused terms in the business…

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